The surprising frequency of bees on coins through history shows the enduring importance to human societies of our buzzing companions.
A Welsh mining company was the first to issue tokens to workers as an alternative form of payment.
Despite China’s economic power, the yuan lags as a major global currency. Here’s why current US interest rates and sanctions on Russia may change that.
Nigeria’s Central Bank didn’t have an adoption strategy for its digital currency. It was a missed opportunity.
It’s a popular but expensive way of paying.
As the US increasingly becomes a cashless society, it’s getting harder to use currency to pay for things – including taxes. One fearless economist gave it a try.
While breaking with one “tradition”, an Indigenous motif on Australia’s $5 banknote will restore another.
An expert in the field of cryptocurrencies answers the question: Is crypto really here to stay or is it just a fad?
Ghana’s sovereign risk has been downgraded to near junk status by ratings agencies in recent times.
What’s the long-term outlook for pound sterling?
Paying for the stuff you want with currency is way easier than relying on chairs you made or chickens you raised.
To assess the prospects of cryptocurrencies, it’s useful to consider how money was invented and became centralised in the first place.
The Ghanaian currency is facing structural hurdles.
Soaring inflation and a run on the banks signal that punishing sanctions resulting from the invasion of Ukraine are already inflicting economic pain.
The premise of ‘eco-friendly’ non-fungible tokens is shaky at best.
As decentralized autonomous organizations with philanthropic aims begin to form, it’s unclear whether they can operate without breaking IRS rules.
With mantras, a mysterious founder and promises of societal salvation, there are echoes of religious traditions in the cryptocurrency.
The country became the first to make bitcoin a formal part of its payments system, but whether it’ll catch on is another story.
Money cowries were used for thousands of years as currency across the Indo-Pacific world but introduced into Atlantic commercial networks relatively late.
El Salvador has become the first nation in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender. So what exactly is President Nayib Bukele thinking?